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  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

    Posted Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Feb 27
    4 - 5:30 p.m.

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  • Can Scholarly Publishing Change?

    Posted Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

    Can Scholarly Publishing Change? Should It? 
    The Creation of the Amherst College Press 

    Press Director Mark Edington discusses opportunities, challenges, and the impact on authors. 
    Wednesday, February 12, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library

    Mark Edington, Amherst College Press
    Edington, a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in higher education, was recently named the founding director of the newly established Amherst College Press. 
    Amherst College Press (ACP) will publish scholarly works that are peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, published digitally, and completely free. ACP is particularly interested in the ways the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities intersect.  

    If you would like a box lunch, please RSVP to Christa Bailey (, 408-554-5031) by Monday, February 10.
    Co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the University Library


  • How Are We Doing?

    Posted Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

    As we plan for the University Library’s future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that you need to be successful. The University Library is participating in the LibQUAL+ survey which measures service quality in libraries.
    You may enter a drawing for prizes by submitting your email address at the completion of the survey. Prizes include:
    Two $100 gift certificates
    Six $50 gift certificates
    Please be assured that your answers are anonymous. Only aggregated data will be reported. Survey data will be stored securely on Association of Research Libraries (ARL) servers and maintained indefinitely so that the Library can compare the quality of its services and resources over time. You may withdraw from the survey at any time. If you have any difficulty in accessing or taking the survey, please contact Paul Neuhaus, University Library Assessment Officer, at or 408-554-5431.

  • Arts Study Snowflake Break

    Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.

    Take a 20 minute break from studying at the Arts Study Snowflake Break.

    Cut out enormous snowflakes and see your art displayed in the library PLUS prizes for best snowflake!

    Tuesday, December 10
    5 p.m.
    Learning Commons
    Lower Level, Living Room

    Brought to you by SCU’s Fine Arts Support Team (F.A.S.T.)
    Co-sponsored by de Saisset Museum and the Library

    For quiet study space during this event, please use the 2nd or 3rd floors.

  • Food for Fines - Fall 2013

    Posted Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.

    Nov 11 - Dec 13

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  • Research Assistance

    Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

    New Appointment Service

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  • God's Hotel

    Posted Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Tue Nov 5
    4 - 5:30 p.m.

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  • Food Justice: Justice in Your Cup & Good Food on Your Plate

    Posted Monday, October 14, 2013 at 3:25 p.m.

    Literary Cuisine, Mon Oct 28
    noon - 1:30 p.m.

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  • Open Access Publishing

    Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

    Open Access Publishing: What it Means to You
    A discussion with open access editors about the process, benefits, and concerns of open access publishing.

    An Open Access Week Event
    Monday, October 21, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library

    Prof. Michelle Dohm, PLOS ONE
    A chemist who transitioned to educational startups in science, Dohm is Associate Editor of PLOS ONE, a flagship journal of the Public Library of Science, a leading OA publisher. PLOS ONE, whose peer-reviewed articles cover the sciences and medicine, has high impact factors and tracks article-level metrics (altmetrics).
    Prof. Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Journal of Transnational American Studies
    An award-winning author and Stanford English professor, Fisher Fishkin is founder/editor of this open-access journal. Journal of Transnational American Studies is the first peer-reviewed academic journal to focus on the multidisciplinary exchanges that flow across national borders in the Americas and beyond.

    For faculty who would like a box lunch, please RSVP by Thursday, October 17.

    Co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the University Library

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929) at least 48 hours prior to event.

  • Silence of Women

    Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Sep 26 - Jan 28

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  • Radical Chapters

    Posted Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:20 a.m.

    The University Library presents Radical Chapters: the Revolutionary Life and Times of a Pacific Bookseller.

    Monday, October 14
    4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library

    Come hear author Michael Doyle discuss his book Radical Chapters which tells the story of Roy Kepler, founder of the iconic bookstore in Menlo Park that bears his name. Roy Kepler was a pioneer in the paperback revolution as well as a pacifist, and his bookstore was a gathering spot for radical students.

    Mr. Doyle will talk about what went in to writing the book; put Roy Kepler and the bookstore in historical and social context; do a short reading; and then open the session to questions and answers. After his presentation, he will be available to sign copies of the book which will be available to purchase.

    This free event is open to the public.

    For more information, please contact Helene Lafrance

  • All ARS Items Available Again

    Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

    The Library is pleased to announce that the software & hardware upgrade of the Automated Retrieval System (ARS) has been completed 3 days ahead of schedule. All books, journals, and other items shelved in the ARS are now available to be requested through OSCAR, the Library's catalog.

    For questions, please contact the Circulation Desk (, 408-554-5020).

    Thanks to everyone for your patience during this project.

  • All ARS Items Unavailable

    Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.

    Due to a planned software & hardware upgrade, all library items located in the Automated Retrieval System (ARS) will be unavailable from noon, Wednesday, September 4 through Friday, September 20.

    During the 2-week period when the ARS is unavailable, you may request ARS items via LINK+ or interlibrary loan.

    Books and other items in the Library’s open stacks are not affected by the ARS upgrade and will continue to be available for check-out.

    For questions, please contact the Circulation Desk (, 408-554-5020).

  • 3rd Floor Remodel

    Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

    During August and September the Archives & Special Collections area on the 3rd floor
    of the Learning Commons will be remodeled.

    We apologize for any noise.

    Looking for a quiet place to study?
    Try the Lower Level.

    Archives & Special Collections will be open during construction.
    During August public service hours for Archives & Special Collections will be 1 - 5 p.m.

  • Visual Cultures of Bollywood

    Posted Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

    Exhibit, Apr 15 - Aug 30

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